Tuition Fee Waivers

There are a number of ways in which you may be able to get money off your tuition fees:

University College Birmingham Standard Tuition Fee Waiver

This fee waiver is a £1,090 discount off the cost of your full-time undergraduate or PGCE tuition fees. This does not apply to full year placements for which there is, in any case, no tuition fee or to students undertaking repeat study. In order to be eligible you must receive funding from Student Finance England and your household income (as calculated by Student Finance England) must be £16,190 or below. If your household income remains at £16,190 or below for the remainder of your course you would receive the UCB Standard Tuition Fee Waiver for the subsequent taught years of your programme. You must NOT be studying an equivalent or lower level qualification than one you have already achieved.

University College Birmingham FE to HE Progression Fee Waiver

Students who have previously successfully completed a full-time FE course with UCB in the 2015/16 academic year and then progress onto a full-time HE course with UCB in the 2016/17 academic year will be entitled to a £1,090 progression fee waiver for each taught year of their course. This is in addition to any UCB Standard Tuition Fee Waiver you may be entitled to. This does not apply to students undertaking repeat study or to students on full year placements for which there is, in any case, no tuition fee.  Applicants must not previously have been enrolled on a full-time Higher Education programme at UCB.  The student must have either Home or EU status to qualify.

University College Birmingham Undergraduate to PGCE Progression Fee Waiver

Students who progress from a UCB BA/BSc (Hons) course onto the UCB PGCE course without a break in study, will receive a fee waiver of £1,090. This is in addition to any UCB Standard Tuition Fee Waiver you may be entitled to. Applicants must have Home or EU status.

UCB Vocational Advantage School Fee Waiver

New undergraduate, Home and EU students who have studied in the immediate prior year at one of our partner schools* will be entitled to a £1,090 discount off their first year’s tuition fees (or £545 discount if they are only being charged a half year tuition fee).

*UCB’s Partner Schools are:

  • Aston Manor Academy
  • Fairfax
  • George Dixon Academy
  • Golden Hillock School
  • Great Barr School
  • Handsworth Wood Girls Academy
  • Langley School
  • Ninestiles School and Academy
  • Perry Beeches The Academy
  • Perry Beeches II The Free School
  • Tudor Grange Academy
  • Washwood Heath Academy

Academic Success Fee Waiver

For Home and EU students studying a full-time MA/MSc, who have obtained a First or equivalent on their degree from University College Birmingham, there will be a £1,090 fee waiver.

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